Freda Kelly Poster


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Freda Kelly is an actress, known for Good Ol' Freda (2013), Backbeat (1994) and Love Me Do: The Beatles '62 (2012). She has been married to Brian Norris since April 4, 1968. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Brian Norris (4 April 1968 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (2)

Grandmother of Niall Norris.
Mother of Rachel Norris.

Personal Quotes (5)

We were all teenagers together. A bit wild, but we eventually settled down.
[re making Good Ol' Freda (2013)} I suppose it had to be done. I did want to do it eventually, for my grandson.
Paul [McCartney] had this idea that Magical Mystery Tour (1967) would take two weeks to make. Being a girl, I decided to pack two weeks' clothes: an outfit for every day, and I wore my worst outfit on the first day, just for travel. The next day I came down in a Mary Quant outfit. And one of the team said: 'You didn't have that frock on yesterday. This is supposed to be a day trip. Can you go back and put that frock on?' So I had to wear my worst frock in 'Magical Mystery Tour.' It was so mad, the first week, I'd just had enough. I thought, I can't cope with this for two weeks. There were plans, but things got changed every night. You would think you were doing one thing, and then you'd get up the next morning, and they'd say, 'Oh, no, we're going to do this instead.' Or you'd be hanging around a field all day long.
When you get married, it's your day, isn't it? And the press got wind that I was getting married. They thought: 'Oh, the Beatles are going to come. Have you invited the 'Beatles'?' And to be polite, I said, 'Oh, yes, yes, I've invited them.' Inwardly, I was thinking, 'Hopefully they won't come.' And lucky enough, they were in India at the time. But they all sent telegrams...Then Paul [McCartney] got married [to Linda Eastman]. I had girls ringing me up, telling me they were going to kill themselves. It was horrendous. You just had to calm them down. They were just hysterical Beatle fans that you had to deal with.
Juke Box Jury (1959) was a live television program, shown in our biggest theater in Liverpool. They would play a record, and you [ jurors, including her] had to decide whether it was going to be a hit or a miss. I didn't really want to be on the stage. To calm me down, John {Lennon] said: 'Don't worry about it, Fre. The theater's going to be in darkness. You'll only see the first row.' But I had to be pushed onstage because when my name came up, I froze. The whole theater was lit up, and I was as red as a tomato. I was looking at John, more or less with my eyes saying, 'I'm going to get you for this.'

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